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Just mere weeks ago, there was trouble in the Lauzon camp over whether or not Dan Lauzon was fully committed to fighting and if he was serious about his conditioning. It appears that our questions have been answered.
Lauzon lost a unanimous decision to Ultimate Fighter winner Efrain Escudero at the UFC 114 preliminary bouts on Spike TV on Saturday night. The fight was never even close. Escudero picked Lauzon apart with his vastly superior striking game while Dan was on the defensive for three rounds.
As promised, the Lauzon family was absent from Dan’s corner. The concerns about Dan’s conditioning were clear as Dan was completely gassed by the middle of the 2nd round. On the other hand, Escudero was a cardio machine and he looked like he could have gone three more rounds.
The only life Dan showed was during the last 15 seconds of the fight. He was on the receiving end of an accidental low blow and was given time by the referee to recover. After the short break, the two fighters finally began to wildly throw punches back and forth. Alas, it was too little too late.
I guess Joe Lauzon was just showing his brother some tough love and maybe this was an eye-opening moment for Dan.